Saturday, July 29, 2006

Zebra Moray

Lendell spotted a pair of Zebra Moray Eels (Gymnomuraena zebra) in just 4 meters of water at Tasi Tolu today. I found this species in two books in the UWET library and both say that the Zebra Moray is very shy and almost always nocturnal, hunting the reef for small fishes and shrimps. Although both books also say it is difficult to approach, one of the individuals we saw today was swimming on top of the reef and seemed somewhat unphased by our presense. Posted by Picasa